blfs-support Digest, Vol 723, Issue 1

Mordox Layeha mordox at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 09:24:49 PDT 2005


I got similar problem with gnome 2.10. After logout the screen goes
black, although it seems that gdm is working. I checked out with ps
aux | less and it seemed alright. Does anyone know what's wrong ? I
suspect a repaint problem, but I am a newbie and ain't so sure.

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>    1. Re: Hello everybody, I've a few basic questions (Declan Moriarty)
>    2. libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2.bz2 (Olafsen)
>    3. Re: libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2.bz2 (Andrew Benton)
>    4. Can't set desktop background image in Gnome (Steve Brown)
>    5. Re: Can't set desktop background image in Gnome (Kevin Jordan)
>    6. Re: Can't set desktop background image in Gnome (Randy McMurchy)
>    7. Re: Can't set desktop background image in Gnome (Steve Brown)
>    8. non-existant lp and parport devices (Archaic)
>    9. Re: non-existant lp and parport devices (Joern Abatz)
>   10. Re: non-existant lp and parport devices (Archaic)
>   11. Xorg, KDE come up to a white screen (Roberto Perpuly)
>   12. Re: Xorg, KDE come up to a white screen (Chris Staub)
> 
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 11:03:50 +0100
> From: Declan Moriarty <junk_mail at iol.ie>
> Subject: Re: Hello everybody, I've a few basic questions
> To: BLFS Support List <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Message-ID: <20050718100350.GA1781 at iol.ie>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
> 
> Recently, Somebody Somewhere wrote these words
> > Hello everybody,
> > I'm a newbie on the list, but completely newbie on linuxfromscratch. I
> > cannot put up anymore Debian, and I don't want to use an other
> > distribution. If fact, I think Debian is a good distribution, but the
> > fact that packages are installed, removed, upgraded... automatically
> > causes more problems than solution. So, I decided using a knoppix,
> > even if it takes a lot of time, to format all my root partition and
> > put LFS instead of it.
> > Moreurer, I think this adventure is very interesting, I want to try,
> > even if it may be long and difficult. I hope following LFS and BLFS
> > books, I'll not have too problems.
> > But the most important in that is I want to handle all my computer,
> > what it happens, in order to know when there are mistakes where they
> > are. But at the end, it's to have a system which works, easily. That's
> > why I've a few questions, in order not to have bad surprises when I am
> > on BLFS, so after LFS I'll install after your answers.
> > My questions are enough simple: could someone tell me if it's not too
> > easy to install emacs 21 by its sources (with LFS of course)? Where
> > can I find sources of emacs21 and its dependent packages? Is there a
> > document or something which explains how to install emacs21 building
> > it by sources?
> > Same questions for irssi-text, and packages such as pdftotext, catdoc,
> > antiword, which are very important, so I'd like to be sure I'll find
> > them without too problems after having installed LFS.
> > To finish, a general questions: if when I build a software, it tells
> > me that a library isn't enough new, how can I upgrade it? Because I'm
> > worry with dependencies, especially when I read the book?
> >
> > Sorry for this long mail, I hope you'll manage to ayswer to me, it's
> > very important to me, in order to go to LFS without being too worry.
> > Thank you very much for your answers.
> >
> Here's what you do.
> 
> Subscribe to the lfs-support mailing list, and download the lfs & blfs
> books. HTML format is eastiest.
> 
> Then build the lfs according to the book, getting support on that list.
> Only when That is finished, should you worry about emacs and anything
> else. The blfs (beyond lfs) html book makes a subdir; cd into it and
> check for emacs with
> 
> grep -r emacs * |less
> 
> In each book, dependencies are listed. Don't ask, just read. Judging
> from the listed optional dependencies, emacs should hardly be the first
> thing you build.
> 
> --
> 
>         With best Regards,
> 
> 
>         Declan Moriarty.
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 13:47:22 +0200
> From: Olafsen, Bj?rn Ove        <bjorn.ove.olafsen at software-innovation.no>
> Subject: libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2.bz2
> To: <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Message-ID:
>         <5BEE29A950910443B335C6DB78B17A3668EC05 at MAIL-NO1.no.org.software-innovation.com>
> 
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> 
> Hello.
> 
> I'm trying to install Netscape 6.2.1 and Netscape 7.0 for testing purpose for a project. Seems like I need to get  libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2 to get it to work.
> 
> After doing some googling about this file I ended up finding this link: http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/blfs-support/2002-September/027593.html which says the file in question can be downloaded from  http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~timothy/misc/libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2.bz2 <http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~timothy/misc/libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2.bz2>
> This link returns a Page Not Found error.
> 
> So I'm wondering if you guys have any idea where I can download this file?
> 
> 
> Regards
> Bjørn Ove Olafsen
> 
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> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 14:12:07 +0100
> From: Andrew Benton <b3nt at ukonline.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2.bz2
> To: BLFS Support List <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
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> Olafsen wrote:
> > Hello.
> >
> > I'm trying to install Netscape 6.2.1 and Netscape 7.0 for testing purpose for a project. Seems like I need to get  libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2 to get it to work.
> >
> > After doing some googling about this file I ended up finding this link: http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/blfs-support/2002-September/027593.html which says the file in question can be downloaded from  http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~timothy/misc/libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2.bz2 <http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~timothy/misc/libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2.bz2>
> > This link returns a Page Not Found error.
> >
> > So I'm wondering if you guys have any idea where I can download this file?
> >
> 
> Why not compile it yourself?
> http://archive.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs-museum/5.1/BLFS-BOOK-5.1-HTML/general/gcc2.html
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 14:09:31 -0500
> From: Steve Brown <sbrown25 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Can't set desktop background image in Gnome
> To: BLFS Support List <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Message-ID: <1f4ef09705071812096ff7a2e8 at mail.gmail.com>
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> 
> I've built Gnome 2.11 from sources from the ground up.  I'm running
> Control Center version 2.11.2 (later versions of the 2.11 series
> wouldn't load any image).  The gnome-backround-properties utility will
> let me add wallpaper to the list of available wallpapers, but every
> time it loads an image into the list of available wallpapers, it
> displays the following:
> 
> (gnome-background-properties:6572): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **:
> gdk_pixbuf_scale_simple: assertion `dest_width > 0' failed
> 
> (gnome-background-properties:6572): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **:
> gdk_pixbuf_get_width: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed
> 
> (gnome-background-properties:6572): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **:
> gdk_pixbuf_get_height: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed
> 
> (gnome-background-properties:6572): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **:
> gdk_pixbuf_composite: assertion `src != NULL' failed
> 
> (gnome-background-properties:6572): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **:
> g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
> 
> The image size is displayed as 1px x 1px, regardless of actual size.
> When I click on the image to make it my desktop, it changes the
> desktop color to the correct color, but it doesn't display the image.
> I can set a background through some other app (e.g. firefox) just
> fine.  I can also view the images through an app like EOG, so I know
> the images are fine.
> 
> I tried reinstalling this version of Control Center, same thing
> happens.  2.11.5 and 2.11.6 die with the following everytime I try to
> add an image to the list of wallpapers:
> 
> (gnome-background-properties:8757): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **:
> gdk_pixbuf_composite: assertion `src != NULL' failed
> 
> 2.10 series won't compile due to differences in 2.10 and 2.11 series
> of gnome-menus packages.
> 
> I'm sure the problem is with one of the packages I've installed (or
> haven't installed).  If someone could tell me which one, I'd
> appreicate it.
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 14:18:09 -0500
> From: Kevin Jordan <kmj7777 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Can't set desktop background image in Gnome
> To: Steve Brown <sbrown25 at gmail.com>,   BLFS Support List
>         <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Message-ID: <194594f905071812183658ae1c at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> 
> On 7/18/05, Steve Brown <sbrown25 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I've built Gnome 2.11 from sources from the ground up. I'm running
> > Control Center version 2.11.2 (later versions of the 2.11 series
> > wouldn't load any image). The gnome-backround-properties utility will
> > let me add wallpaper to the list of available wallpapers, but every
> > time it loads an image into the list of available wallpapers, it
> > displays the following:
> >
> > (gnome-background-properties:6572): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **:
> > gdk_pixbuf_scale_simple: assertion `dest_width > 0' failed
> >
> > (gnome-background-properties:6572): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **:
> > gdk_pixbuf_get_width: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed
> >
> > (gnome-background-properties:6572): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **:
> > gdk_pixbuf_get_height: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed
> >
> > (gnome-background-properties:6572): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **:
> > gdk_pixbuf_composite: assertion `src != NULL' failed
> >
> > (gnome-background-properties:6572): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **:
> > g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
> >
> > The image size is displayed as 1px x 1px, regardless of actual size.
> > When I click on the image to make it my desktop, it changes the
> > desktop color to the correct color, but it doesn't display the image.
> > I can set a background through some other app (e.g. firefox) just
> > fine. I can also view the images through an app like EOG, so I know
> > the images are fine.
> >
> > I tried reinstalling this version of Control Center, same thing
> > happens. 2.11.5 and 2.11.6 die with the following everytime I try to
> > add an image to the list of wallpapers:
> >
> > (gnome-background-properties:8757): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **:
> > gdk_pixbuf_composite: assertion `src != NULL' failed
> >
> > 2.10 series won't compile due to differences in 2.10 and 2.11 series
> > of gnome-menus packages.
> >
> > I'm sure the problem is with one of the packages I've installed (or
> > haven't installed). If someone could tell me which one, I'd
> > appreicate it.
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> 
> I'd go ahead and file a bug, or see if it's here at
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/reports/gnome-212-report.html. I don't see a bug
> related to backgrounds under Control Center right now though.
> 
> --
> Kevin Jordan
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> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 15:32:25 -0500
> From: Randy McMurchy <randy at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Subject: Re: Can't set desktop background image in Gnome
> To: Steve Brown <sbrown25 at gmail.com>,   BLFS Support List
>         <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Message-ID: <42DC11D9.5070706 at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> 
> Steve Brown wrote these words on 07/18/05 14:09 CST:
> > I've built Gnome 2.11 from sources from the ground up.
> 
> GNOME-2.11 is an unstable version.
> 
> I'm sure the GNOME developers would love you to continue installing
> and filing bug reports, but GNOME-2.11 will *always* be an unstable
> version. It may compile and perform okay, but will *always* be
> considered an unstable version.
> 
> You should stick with GNOME-2.10.2 or wait until GNOME-2.12 is
> released before you should count on any stability. There may be
> folks here who can provide suggestions or patches, but BLFS will not
> provide official support for known unstable packages.
> 
> I suppose this explains your previous message from the 15th. I didn't
> comment at the time, as I had no clue what could be the problem. The
> GNOME-2.10.1 series of packages compiled easily with no issues that
> I can think of.
> 
> --
> Randy
> 
> rmlscsi: [GNU ld version 2.15.94.0.2 20041220] [gcc (GCC) 3.4.3]
> [GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.4] [Linux 2.6.10 i686]
> 15:26:00 up 107 days, 14:59, 2 users, load average: 0.49, 0.14, 0.04
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 7
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 15:42:52 -0500
> From: Steve Brown <sbrown25 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Can't set desktop background image in Gnome
> To: BLFS Support List <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Message-ID: <1f4ef097050718134259d27c06 at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> 
> On 7/18/05, Randy McMurchy <randy at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> > Steve Brown wrote these words on 07/18/05 14:09 CST:
> > GNOME-2.11 is an unstable version.
> >
> > You should stick with GNOME-2.10.2 or wait until GNOME-2.12 is
> > released before you should count on any stability. There may be
> > folks here who can provide suggestions or patches, but BLFS will not
> > provide official support for known unstable packages.
> 
> Not looking for official support, just ideas as to what the problem
> could be.  After all, LFS is about "your distro, your rules" (to quote
> the banner across the (B)LFS home page).  Isn't this list for help of
> blfs-users?
> 
> > I suppose this explains your previous message from the 15th.
> 
> No, that mas a malformed file name in the 2.11.5 package.  The issue
> was fixed in the 2.11.6 release.
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 8
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 17:05:08 -0600
> From: Archaic <archaic at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Subject: non-existant lp and parport devices
> To: blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org
> Message-ID: <20050718230508.GA30261 at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> 
> I seem to be failing miserably at my first attempt to print with a 2.6
> kernel and udev. I've tried building parport and parport_pc modularly
> and non-modularly, with and without ieee1284 support and with and
> without FIFO/DMA support. I've also tried forcing the base address and
> IRQ. I've triple checked that the printer port is enabled in the BIOS
> (as an ECP-capable port). With parport and parport_cp built
> non-modularly and with no kernel args, dmesg gives:
> 
> parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
> parport0: irq 7 detected
> parport0: Printer, HEWLETT-PACKARD OFFICEJET R80XI
> 
> However, udev does not make any parport or lp device files. I've tried
> creating both manually. Echoing anything to them gives me:
> 
> bash: /dev/lp0: No such device or address
> 
> I've tried lp0 to 4 and parport0 to 4. I've verified that the udev rules
> have both parport and lp rules. Cups claims the URI to the printer is:
> 
> Device URI: parallel:/dev/unknown-parallel0
> 
> This is the first time I've ever attempted to use a printer on this
> computer, so I'm not even sure if the port is screwed up or not. I only
> know that the dmesg output is confusing at best.
> /proc/sys/dev/parport/parport0/irq seems to suggest that the IRQ is
> wrong. So I switched to a modular parport so I could try different
> options. I explicitly passed modprobe parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7 and got:
> 
> parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7, dma 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP,DMA]
> parport0: Printer, HEWLETT-PACKARD OFFICEJET R80XI
> 
> This time /proc/sys/dev/parport/parport0/{dma,irq} show something other
> than -1 so it would seem that all is good. However, after deleting the
> printers and trying again I'm not even given the chance to choose the
> parallel port. Trying with lpadmin gives:
> 
> lpadmin: add-printer (set device) failed: client-error-not-possible
> 
> So I guess my question is which part of the puzzle is responsible for
> creating the devices?
> 
> --
> Archaic
> 
> Want control, education, and security from your operating system?
> Hardened Linux From Scratch
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hlfs
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 9
> Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 02:42:14 +0200
> From: Joern Abatz <joern at abatz.de>
> Subject: Re: non-existant lp and parport devices
> To: BLFS Support List <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Message-ID: <20050719004214.GA5283 at lex.{abatz.de}>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> 
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2005 at 05:05:08PM -0600, Archaic wrote:
> > I seem to be failing miserably at my first attempt to print with a 2.6
> > kernel and udev. I've tried building parport and parport_pc modularly
> > and non-modularly, with and without ieee1284 support and with and
> > without FIFO/DMA support. I've also tried forcing the base address and
> > IRQ. I've triple checked that the printer port is enabled in the BIOS
> > (as an ECP-capable port). With parport and parport_cp built
> > non-modularly and with no kernel args, dmesg gives:
> >
> > parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
> > parport0: irq 7 detected
> > parport0: Printer, HEWLETT-PACKARD OFFICEJET R80XI
> >
> > However, udev does not make any parport or lp device files. I've tried
> > creating both manually. Echoing anything to them gives me:
> >
> > bash: /dev/lp0: No such device or address
> >
> > I've tried lp0 to 4 and parport0 to 4. I've verified that the udev rules
> > have both parport and lp rules. Cups claims the URI to the printer is:
> >
> > Device URI: parallel:/dev/unknown-parallel0
> >
> > This is the first time I've ever attempted to use a printer on this
> > computer, so I'm not even sure if the port is screwed up or not. I only
> > know that the dmesg output is confusing at best.
> > /proc/sys/dev/parport/parport0/irq seems to suggest that the IRQ is
> > wrong. So I switched to a modular parport so I could try different
> > options. I explicitly passed modprobe parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7 and got:
> >
> > parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7, dma 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP,DMA]
> > parport0: Printer, HEWLETT-PACKARD OFFICEJET R80XI
> >
> > This time /proc/sys/dev/parport/parport0/{dma,irq} show something other
> > than -1 so it would seem that all is good. However, after deleting the
> > printers and trying again I'm not even given the chance to choose the
> > parallel port. Trying with lpadmin gives:
> >
> > lpadmin: add-printer (set device) failed: client-error-not-possible
> >
> > So I guess my question is which part of the puzzle is responsible for
> > creating the devices?
> 
> You need both a kernel driver for parallel ports and another one for printer
> support. Unfortunately they are in completely different places in the 'make
> menuconfig' dialog: parallel port support is in the main menu, and printer
> support is in 'device drivers/character devices'.
> 
> 'No such file' means: /dev/lp0 is missing. 'No such device' means: the
> kernel driver associated with /dev/lp0 is not answering. A list of drivers
> and device files can be found in kernel/Documentation/devices.txt.
> 
> 'lsmod' gives a list of loaded modules. 'cat /proc/devices' gives a list of
> available devices in the kernel (though the corresponding files in /dev may
> still not exist).
> 
> The udev rules for /dev/lp* are in /etc/udev like:
> KERNEL="lp[0-9]*",      GROUP="lp"
> KERNEL="parport[0-9]*", GROUP="lp"
> 
> (I have a kernel device 'lp', but no 'parport', so maybe the parport rule
> is not necessary, I don't know.)
> 
> If you change the udev rules file, you need to call
> '/etc/rc.d/init.d/udev start' once to make udev read the rules again.
> 
> Joern
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 10
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 18:47:19 -0600
> From: Archaic <archaic at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Subject: Re: non-existant lp and parport devices
> To: BLFS Support List <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Message-ID: <20050719004719.GB30261 at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> 
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 02:42:14AM +0200, Joern Abatz wrote:
> >
> > You need both a kernel driver for parallel ports and another one for printer
> > support. Unfortunately they are in completely different places in the 'make
> > menuconfig' dialog: parallel port support is in the main menu, and printer
> > support is in 'device drivers/character devices'.
> 
> Uggh. I can't believe I overlooked such an obvious thing. Thanks for the
> cluebat.
> 
> --
> Archaic
> 
> Want control, education, and security from your operating system?
> Hardened Linux From Scratch
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hlfs
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 11
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 18:13:06 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
> From: Roberto Perpuly <meth0dman at earthlink.net>
> Subject: Xorg, KDE come up to a white screen
> To: blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org
> Message-ID:
>         <21488201.1121735586776.JavaMail.root at wamui-polski.atl.sa.earthlink.net>
> 
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I am having a problem with Xorg and KDE. I run startx using the following .xinitrc file
> 
> xterm  -g 80x40+0+0   &
> xclock -g 100x100-0+0 &
> twm
> 
> startx comes up to a white screen with a square in the middle, and nothing else.  I can't do anything but reboot.  I reboot, then re-run Xorg -configure, and get a gray screen with a movable mouse cursor.  I copy the xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.  I re-run startx, then I get the the xterm window and the xclock window.  All good right?  I close twm, then try rerunning startx.  I get the same blank white screen with a square in the middle.
> 
> I change the .xinitrc file to
> 
> exec startkde
> 
> startx comes up to a white screen with a square in the middle, and nothing else.  I reboot, then re-run Xorg -configure, and get a gray screen with a movable mouse cursor.  I copy the xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.  I re-run startx, then KDE comes up beautifully.  All good right?  I close KDE,  then try rerunning startx.  I get the same blank white screen with a square in the middle.
> 
> 
> Can any tell me if  Xorg / KDE compiled wrong, or did I miss something??
> 
> RP
> 
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> Message: 12
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 22:50:06 -0400
> From: Chris Staub <chris at beaker67.com>
> Subject: Re: Xorg, KDE come up to a white screen
> To: Roberto Perpuly <meth0dman at earthlink.net>,  BLFS Support List
>         <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Message-ID: <42DC6A5E.3040900 at beaker67.com>
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> Roberto Perpuly wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am having a problem with Xorg and KDE. I run startx using the following .xinitrc file
> >
> > xterm  -g 80x40+0+0   &
> > xclock -g 100x100-0+0 &
> > twm
> >
> > startx comes up to a white screen with a square in the middle, and nothing else.  I can't do anything but reboot.  I reboot, then re-run Xorg -configure, and get a gray screen with a movable mouse cursor.  I copy the xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.  I re-run startx, then I get the the xterm window and the xclock window.  All good right?  I close twm, then try rerunning startx.  I get the same blank white screen with a square in the middle.
> >
> > I change the .xinitrc file to
> >
> > exec startkde
> >
> > startx comes up to a white screen with a square in the middle, and nothing else.  I reboot, then re-run Xorg -configure, and get a gray screen with a movable mouse cursor.  I copy the xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.  I re-run startx, then KDE comes up beautifully.  All good right?  I close KDE,  then try rerunning startx.  I get the same blank white screen with a square in the middle.
> >
> >
> > Can any tell me if  Xorg / KDE compiled wrong, or did I miss something??
> >
> > RP
> 
> I've had that problem before. I'm pretty sure that the only difference
> between the system that had this problem and the one that worked was
> that the system with that problem didn't have gettext installed. But
> then I'm not an expert and this probably isn't it, but I am sure I
> installed X correctly (the same way I had done it several other times)
> and just that one time, when I built lfs without gettext,  it didn't work.
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